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Chavez to Get Cancer Treatment in Cuba

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will travel back to Cuba Saturday for a “second phase” of treatment for his cancer. Mr. Chavez told reporters Friday the new phase will include chemotherapy. He said he had sent a letter to the national assembly formally asking their permission for the trip. The Venezuelan leader has not […]

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Chavez May Head to Brazil for Cancer Treatment

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could soon be traveling to Brazil as part of his ongoing battle against cancer. Brazil’s official news agency said Friday the Venezuelan leader is expected to arrive in the coming days after working out details of the visit with the staff of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Mr. Chavez is expected to […]

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Chavez Discusses Cancer, Rallies Supporters in Venezuela

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appeared at a rally in Caracas, telling supporters that his battle against cancer is one of the biggest fights of his life. President Chavez wore his army uniform and red beret to the event, where he discussed his struggle with the disease. He raised the nation’s flag over Plaza Bolivar, […]

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Prisoners at Venezuelan Prison End 27-Day Standoff

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan prisoners at a detention facility east of Caracas have surrendered to authorities after a 27-day standoff. Information Minister Andres Izarra said on his Twitter feed Wednesday that the inmates — around 1,000 in all — are being taken out of the prison and appear to be in good health. The detainees took control of […]

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Venezuelan President Expects Chemotherapy or Radiation

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may have chemotherapy or radiation treatment following his recent surgery for cancer. Mr. Chavez announced Wednesday that he is starting the second stage of treatment for cancer, although he did not elaborate on what kind of cancer he has. He said chemotherapy or radiation treatment would be the third […]

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Venezuelan President Expects Chemotherapy or Radiation

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he may have chemotherapy or radiation treatment following his recent surgery for cancer. Mr. Chavez announced Wednesday that he is starting the second stage of treatment for cancer, although he did not elaborate on what kind of cancer he has. He said chemotherapy or radiation treatment would be the third […]

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Chavez Visits Troops After Surgery

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appeared at a military base in an apparent show of strength after his recent surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor. The president did not stay long at the base Thursday, saying he did not have much time. But he strolled among cadets and soldiers and told them he […]

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Chavez Marks Venezuelan Independence

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has marked the nation’s independence by addressing troops in a televised address, one day after returning from Cuba, where he had a cancerous tumor removed. Mr. Chavez delivered his comments Tuesday from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas during a military parade on the bicentennial of Venezuela’s independence from Spain. As […]

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Chavez Addresses Supporters in Venezuela

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has addressed thousands of cheering supporters from the balcony of his presidential palace in Caracas, hours after returning home from Cuba, where he underwent cancer surgery. President Chavez discussed his health during the 30-minute speech Monday evening, telling the crowd he will win this “battle for life.” The president, who was […]

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Chavez Returns to Venezuela After Cancer Surgery

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home after cancer surgery in Cuba. Mr. Chavez returned to Venezuela in the early-morning hours on Monday, one day before the country celebrates the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain. Mr. Chavez announced in a televised speech Thursday that he underwent surgery in Cuba to remove a tumor […]

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